California Educator

August/September 2021

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 15 of 75

Compiled by Julian Peeples Quotes & Numbers "Our children are the kite strings upon which our national ambitions are lifted aloft, and your profession helps them believe they can do anything." —President JOE BIDEN, speaking to educators at the NEA Virtual Representative Assembly. " You speak for so many young people who may not have the power to act on their own, but they have you to lift their voices up, to make choices that can improve their lives and to share the values that can build a brighter future for each of them." " America, we must do better than this. Our students need to learn about the times when this country has lived up to its promise, and when it has not. Honesty. That's what they need from us. Truth. That's what they expect." — NEA President BECKY PRINGLE in a USA Today column in response to passed and proposed laws in more than 25 states to prohibit teachers from speaking about race and racism. 12,601 57 57 " We are more successful now in the field of LGBT rights than we ever were, and I believe that we will continue to be so because people who discover the power of human rights cannot ever go back from that." — WHITNEY WEDDELL, Kern High School Teachers Association member, in a recent NEA Today story on fair play for trans girls and women in school sports. Years teaching elementary school by Oakland Education Association member Arvella Hayden, who retired this year after nurturing generations of Oakland students. See story at $23.2B Increase in state budget education funding for K-14 over last year. See page 36. 9.5% Decrease in enrollment at community colleges nationwide since spring 2020 — a decrease of about 476,000 students. Source: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center 17,979 New teaching credentials issued in California in 2019-20. Source: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Teaching vacancies in California, as of July 6. Source: EdJoin — STACEY ABRAMS, speaking at the NEA Virtual Representative Assembly. 14 In the Know

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of California Educator - August/September 2021